Star City, Training in 6 Parts: The Chair
Star City, Training in 6 Parts: The Chair is a video work created for the artist’s experiment series BASEC, the Bahamas Air and Sea Exploration Center. The artist trained for missions into space at the Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia. A major physical component of space training is experiencing dislocation.
“You learn how to tolerate stress; you spin, you jump, shake, fall and float. You experience intense gravity, then you are weightless.” – Tavares Strachan, artist